Salma Hayek Gained 50lbs While Pregnant

Monday, June 17, 2013

85th Annual Academy Awards - ArrivalsSALMA Hayek hated being pregnant — because she gained so much weight.

The actress, 46, says putting 50 pounds on her petite frame changed her self-perception and — initially, at least — not for the better.

“I gained so much weight, I got an opportunity to see myself completely disfigured in many different ways — for a very good reason — and I don’t regret it for a second,” she said.

“That’s when I started appreciating my body. The things that I used to criticize, they were not that bad after all.”

“We’ve got to fight for our confidence every day in modern life because we live in a society that is very harsh to women,” she adds. “You have to be smart and successful and a good mother and beautiful and young and skinny forever.”